News and events

Eoin Hurley and Chloe Marr, two Masters' students in social work at Edinburgh Napier University, tell us how the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has affected their social work education and the strategies they're using to cope. 

Reflections…

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent on 6 April 2020, bringing wide-ranging provisions across a broad range of policy areas, with several implications for children in conflict with the law.

The Centre for Youth &…

Ariane Critchley, Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Health and Social Care (Edinburgh Napier University), offers initial reflections on how social work education has had to adapt and where she has drawn support. 

Ariane Critchley,…

The International Association of Schools of Social Work is co-ordinating a project to share stories of social work's contribution in the Coronavirus pandemic. 

It will support everyone wishing to share their valuable experiences and…

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling, Chair of the IASSW Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee, and Chair of BASW’s special interest group on social work’s place in disasters (SPEDI…

The Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor has asked us to circulate the below information for the social services workforce on behalf of Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health.

You are likely to be under increased pressure over…

Introduction

April 2020 marks two years since the new Health and Social Care Standards were introduced. Iriss invited commissioners of adult social care to join us in roundtable discussions to explore perspectives on the impact of the Health and…

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling, Chair of the IASSW Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee, and Chair of BASW’s special interest group on social work’s place in disasters (SPEDI…

We've supported the University of the West of Scotland to produce a promotional video for their MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care. 

The MSc is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters' level study for staff working…

Iriss Insights (evidence summaries) are intended to promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform and improve future policy and practice. They concisely summarise evidence on a topic of interest to social services workforce. Insights are an…